earl howe

Howe

[hou]
noun
1.
E(dgar) W(atson) 1853–1937, U.S. novelist and editor.
2.
Elias, 1819–67, U.S. inventor of the sewing machine.
3.
Gordon (Gordie) born 1928, Canadian ice-hockey player.
4.
Irving, 1920–93, U.S. social historian and literary critic.
5.
Julia Ward, 1819–1910, U.S. writer and reformer: author of the Battle Hymn of the Republic (wife of Samuel Gridley Howe).
6.
Richard (Earl Howe"Black Dick") 1726–99, British admiral (brother of William Howe).
7.
Samuel Gridley [grid-lee] , 1801–76, U.S. surgeon and humanitarian.
8.
William, 5th Viscount, 1729–1814, British general in the American Revolutionary War.
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howe (haʊ)
 
n
dialect (Scot), (Northern English) a depression in the earth's surface, such as a basin or valley
 
[C16: from hole]

Howe (haʊ)
 
n
1.  Elias. 1819--67, US inventor of the sewing machine (1846)
2.  Gordon, known as Gordie. born 1928, US ice-hockey player, who scored a record 1071 goals in a professional career lasting 32 years.
3.  Howe of Aberavon, Baron, title of (Richard Edward) Geoffrey Howe. born 1926, British Conservative politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer (1979--83); foreign secretary (1983--89); deputy prime minister (1989--90)
4.  Richard, 4th Viscount Howe. 1726--99, British admiral: served (1776--78) in the War of American Independence and commanded the Channel fleet against France, winning the Battle of the Glorious First of June (1794)
5.  his brother, William, 5th Viscount Howe. 1729--1814, British general; commander in chief (1776--78) of British forces in the War of American Independence

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